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The Visitor Center is closed for the season. We will be returning phone calls and emails. 207-244-9264 Available at the Harbor House office, Acadia National Park passes are now for sale at half price! $28 each must be cash or check only made out to National Park Service. Available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm.

Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off!

YWCA MDI Presents: Annual Children’s Bazaar

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Polar Express Community Performance

ArtWaves Presents: Holiday Fleece Angels

ArtWaves Presents: Wish Upon Felted Stars with Liz Cutler
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Cadilla c Summit Road to close for road work November 14th, 2022

Road work to begin October 11, 2022 on Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park

Remembering Southwest Harbor Fire 5 (Ret) Captain Harold Hall

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National Park Service invites public comment on proposed entrance fee increase at Acadia National Park

National Park Service invites public comment on the restoration of Great Meadow

Eeek of Ecology Halloween Festival for Children

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The Quietside of Acadia

Mountains rising from the ocean, forests stretching to granite cliffs, lakes nestled in glacial valleys, crashing surf on a rocky shoreline. It is little wonder that nearly three million people come each year to Mt Desert Island (often just called "MDI") to enjoy Acadia National Park. So, how can an island that hosts millions of people have a quiet side?

MDI is roughly circular with a fjord, Somes Sound, through its center that nearly cuts it in two. Acadia covers just over half of MDI, about a third of the park is west of the sound.

Most tourists to the island head to Bar Harbor on the northeast coast, which is home to several large hotels and is a popular stop for cruise ships. Tremont and Southwest Harbor are the principal towns on the west side of MDI. First settled by fishermen, the towns retain their maritime heritage boasting healthy fishing fleets and myriad boat yards.

Although less traveled than the east side, the Quietside of Acadia offers plenty of services for visitors, as this website shows. We invite you to browse the site to learn about Acadia National Park and our community. Or better still, come for a visit and enjoy Acadia away from the crowds.

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